Mentor, OH and St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 17, 2005
SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc., one of the nation's leading distributors of medical imaging systems, equipment, radiographic consumable supplies, and service to healthcare providers, and Amerinet, Inc., a leading healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO), jointly announced today that the companies have renewed and expanded their relationship agreement which was first established in January 2003.
During the past two years, SourceOne and Amerinet have worked closely to provide innovative and cost-effective supply solutions to Amerinet's nationwide customer base, which includes more than 1,860 hospitals and 21,000 non-acute care facilities.
Under terms of the new agreement, SourceOne will continue to offer Amerinet members discounted pricing on its extensive line of consumable products and supplies such as film, developer, barium, accessories; repair services for film handling equipment such as processors and lasers; and other radiography equipment. Effective August 1, 2005, through SourceOne, Amerinet will begin to offer its members savings on a wide portfolio of "best-in-class" medical imaging equipment modalities.
"This new and expanded distribution agreement with SourceOne positions us to better serve our customers' evolving needs," said Tom Emmerson, Amerinet Senior Contract Manager. "As our members transition from traditional analog radiology equipment to digital modalities, we needed a partnership with a distributor that could offer a complete range of modalities. SourceOne's outstanding equipment portfolio provides exactly what we need to serve our members as they migrate from analog platforms to choices in digital technology which are flexible, efficient, and ultimately more cost effective in providing the best patient care possible."
Through the expanded agreement with SourceOne, Amerinet will offer its members savings on innovative and affordable direct digital radiography (DR) systems by Imaging Dynamic Company, flexible and cost-effective radiographic imaging systems offered by Del Medical Imaging, Merge eFilm's highly efficient RIS/PACS solutions, the scalable line of PACS and Clinical Imaging Management Systems provided by StorCOMM, Inc., Shimadzu Medical Systems' advanced mobile x-ray product line, Konica Minolta's high quality and efficient CR solutions, high performance mobile computer radiography (CR) systems offered by OREX (Kodak), digitizers by Kodak, ultra high-performance X-ray monitors by Barco (BarcoView), iCAD's industry-leading Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) solutions for the early identification of cancer, DICOM boxes by Merge, and NAI, CD burners by Sorna, and a full line of modular workstations and flat panel mounting fixtures offered by Ergotron.
"We are very excited to expand our agreement with Amerinet," said Ron Cronin, vice president of Strategic Accounts, SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc. "We are committed to building on our past successes, and helping Amerinet meet their goal of offering its members a wide selection of medical imaging equipment modalities and tailored solutions, backed by SourceOne's seasoned product sales professionals, and our company's nationwide network of more than 600 Field Service Engineers."
About SourceOne Healthcare Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, SourceOne Healthcare Technologies is a leading provider of imaging equipment, radiographic supplies and services tailored to healthcare facilities including those transitioning to a digital imaging environment. Its broad equipment and consumables lines, e-logistics, sales professionals and field service engineers enable customers to turn to SourceOne as the best-in-class, single source for effective supply chain and medical imaging management. SourceOne is a privately held company of Platinum Equity, a global acquisitions firm specializing in the strategic operation of mission-critical companies. For additional information about SourceOne, visit http://www.sourceonehealth.com.
Amerinet is one of the most innovative and effective health care group purchasing organizations in the United States, partnering with members to improve their operating margins. Amerinet leads the industry in flexibility with a commitment to providing supplier choice for its members. Amerinet's national network of companies -- Amerinet Central, Intermountain Health Care and Vector -- has set the standard for customer service for nearly two decades. More than 1,860 hospitals and 21,000 non-acute care facilities find cost savings and value-added services through Amerinet's comprehensive contract portfolio. Members trust Amerinet to deliver proactive information and integrity. For additional information about Amerinet, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.
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